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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 17, 2011 4:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: to billbarstad re We live again

Back in 2006-07 I decided I wanted to contribute to the Archive after getting so much entertainment from it. Didn't know anything about copyright, but movies from the 1930s had to be PD, right? Anyway, I picked about 10 or so of what I thought were obscure American movies from the period, and a bunch of Hitchcock films, some of which had been identified as being PD, and uploaded them. Only 7 remain, including We Live Again, which you rightly pointed out as being under copyright, and I'd forgotten about.

Video-Cellar began educating and helping us about a year after I uploaded We Live Again, shining some light on copyright law. It's taken a lot for me to wrap my head around it, with figurative kicking, screaming, and rending of hair. I'm a retired chemist, used to precision, the free exchange of and open access to information, not the legalese of copyright law, with its deliberate vagueness and loopholes, the often casual deceit of players with vested interests, and the difficulty in obtaining some critical information. It's been quite an experience.

Well, that's my trip down memory lane. Sorry for the rant, but you got me thinking back over things.

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Poster: larus Date: Oct 18, 2011 3:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: to billbarstad re We live again

I must say you have good taste. A few years ago, I watched Here comes Mr Jordan and The Young in Heart, which were among your uploads if I reckon correctly, and found them quite enjoyable and uplifting.